Oct 27, 2007

Goosefish on the Brain

Behold the goosefish, which belongs to one of the my favorite groups of fish--the anglerfish. The goosefish is known for being wide and flabby, and can get up to six feet in length and weigh 75 lbs. That's a big fish. But then, the taxonomy of goosefish isn't so easy, since there are several varieties of them. Ugly can come in oh-so-many shades.

Thanks for the photo, Ida.

Photo source: LiveScience.com

1 comment:

Arachnophile said...

OOhhh - COOL! This is one of those fish that lays there, looking 'all-sea-floor-ish' until something gets vacumed into it's gaping MAW when it tries to swim by.